Politicians like to talk about empowering the middle class or other segments of the voting population, but they're typically a little fuzzy on what empowerment really means. That makes sense when you consider that elections are essentially about politicians asking to get power? rather than share... READ MORE
The tech industry will have a more lasting impact on America's future than Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama combined.
That's not the sense you get from reading the news these days, but journalists and historians always overstate the impact of politicians while underestimating... READ MORE
Silicon Valley and the tech industry exude so much optimism it's contagious. There is a desire to solve the planet's most difficult problems and a belief they can do it.
On the other coast, official Washington and the political industry are mired in pessimism. Rather than a sense that problems... READ MORE
A recent study estimated that getting a college degree is worth about a half-million dollars over the course of a graduate's lifetime. On the surface, that presents an open-and-shut case that college is worth the time and money involved. That's the conclusion reached in a New York Times column... READ MORE
For people who’ve ever struggled to find a taxi, Uber is great news. If you’re in a decent-sized city, download its app, register, and you’ll never wait for a taxi again.
When you need a ride, all you have to do is pull out your phone, enter your request, and a car... READ MORE
When we go to the doctor, most of us expect to receive the best possible advice on whatever ails us.
Unfortunately, some medical groups see that as a quaintly archaic notion. Associations are recommending that the doctors should consider more than the patient they are treating. According to The New... READ MORE
Pop culture is a better indicator of the public mood than political talking points, so it's interesting to see how two top-rated and long-running CBS television dramas have recently dealt with the issue of inequality. They suggest it's a real issue, but not in the way politicians... READ MORE
Written by: Kevin Hardy
If we want to solve our country's problems, we should look to each other, not to the nation's capital.
That was the message that Scott Rasmussen, one of the country's most astute students of politics, delivered here this week.
Rasmussen said it's the... READ MORE
I am an optimist. I believe that America's best days are still to come and today's children will live a life far better than their parents and grandparents.
The vast majority of Americans are more pessimistic, and it's easy to understand why. Looking at the behavior and performance... READ MORE
The biggest threat to President Barack Obama's health care law doesn't come from Republicans in Congress but from people like Stacie Brown.
As reported in The New York Times, Brown owns a pottery shop in Georgia and is eligible for some federal health insurance subsidies. However, she has consciously decided not... READ MORE
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